Though investment opportunities abound all the time and in almost all situations, they may not be very easy to identify. A shrewd and discerning investor will usually find opportunities for making money in places, and in situations, where a less discerning one will not. The best investment opportunities are often found in the most unlikely of places and situations. For example, in the beginning of 1994 few could have predicted that the shares of the then relatively unknown company like Infosys Technologies, focusing primarily on Y2K software projects, would provide one of the best investment opportunities of the last decade.
Let us consider some typical situations which provide excellent investment opportunities like Mergers, Takeovers, Acquisitions, Technology Innovations etc.,